Switchyards, the world’s first neighborhood work club, is coming to Charlotte

The members-only work club will open two new locations in spring 2024
Switchyards, the world’s first neighborhood work club, is coming to Charlotte
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Switchyards, the Atlanta-based neighborhood work club, is changing the way we work with its second new market expansion in less than a year. In May and June 2024, Switchyards will open new clubs in two of Charlotte’s neighborhoods – Belmont and Oakhurst.

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In 2019, Switchyards created the 24/7 neighborhood work club, a place designed for focused work around others. A neighborhood work club is near where we live, yet completely separate from the endless distractions of home and the office. And always open—24/7, every day of the year. Switchyards’ goal is to open work clubs in residential neighborhoods across the country.

“We now have 13 clubs across Atlanta and Nashville, and we’ve completely sold out memberships at our last 4 clubs within minutes, ” says CEO and Founder of Switchyards, Michael Tavani in a statement. “Now, we’re turning our attention to Charlotte and are excited to open clubs in two great neighborhoods there – Belmont and Oakhurst. We all know that work is changing—the when, the where, the how. So we’re creating spaces for this future of work.”

Switchyards Belmont will open May 16th, 2024 at 1125 Belmont Ave in a 6,000-square-foot building that dates back to 1902. Originally the Red Front Department Store, it is now the oldest commercial building in the Belmont Park neighborhood and one of the most significant structures representing Charlotte’s early-20th-century growth. The building was boarded up and vacated in the 1990s. “We’re always looking for interesting spaces with histories and found that in a big way with our first Charlotte location. We’re excited to lean heavily into its past as a neighborhood grocery store when designing it.”

Switchyards Oakhurst opens June 6th, 2024 and will be tucked into the forthcoming mixed-use campus at Oakhurst Commons, located at 4000 Monroe Road. Each club is built for distinct work experiences: a large cafe area for solo work and collaboration, a quiet library for heads down work and deep focus, and phone booths and conference rooms for team meetings and calls.

“This is the first time we’re opening two clubs at the same time in a brand new market, but based on the demand we’ve seen in Atlanta and Nashville, we’re going to need every seat we can get in Charlotte.”

Memberships for both clubs will drop on May 7th at 10:00am EST. Only 250 memberships will be available at each club. Interested new members can get on the email list at www.switchyards.com/charlotte. Those on the email lists will receive early access when memberships drop.

    Lisa Hay

    Lisa Hay

    Lisa is a staff reporter for What Now Media Group. She covers new restaurant, retail, and real estate openings across all of our markets. A true foodie, this Air Force veteran has lived all over the world — from Aviano, Italy to Nairobi, Kenya — but her favorite spot is NOLA for its rich history, architecture, culture, and of course, its good eats.
    Lisa Hay

    Lisa Hay

    Lisa is a staff reporter for What Now Media Group. She covers new restaurant, retail, and real estate openings across all of our markets. A true foodie, this Air Force veteran has lived all over the world — from Aviano, Italy to Nairobi, Kenya — but her favorite spot is NOLA for its rich history, architecture, culture, and of course, its good eats.

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